Scandinave Spa Whistler: One Of The Best Whistler Experiences
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If I could choose only one thing to do in Whistler, a visit to Scandinave would be it. I honestly think I would choose Scandinave over snowboarding on the mountain. I love it that much!
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I hate to use the word nestled but Scandinave is truly is nestled in an evergreen forest just north of the Whistler Village. It’s an outdoor spa with mountains and forest as its backdrop. Beautiful barely describes it. Not all of the spa is outdoor though. The change rooms, the cafe, and treatment rooms for massages are indoors.
Within the spa, there are an eucalyptus steam room, a Finnish sauna, and areas to chill out and relax. It was raining lightly the day I went but the experience was still amazing. I bet it would be amazing to be at the spa when there’s snow on the ground. It would feel even more like a Scandinavian getaway!
Scandinave offers massage treatments that will include entry into the hydrotherapy area or you can just pay for entry without a massage. What does this mean? You get to linger on the property switching from hot baths to cold plunge pools or a cold shower then relax in quiet zone meditating, reading magazines, or sitting in front of a fire pit. It’s recommended that you sit in warmth first for about 10-15 minutes, then jump into one of the cold pools or stand under the Nordic shower for about 15 seconds then relax in a quiet zone for about 10-15 minutes. You repeat this process 3-4 times.
Bob Ross lived here for sure!
All I can say is that going to Scandinave is amazing. Every time I visit Whistler, I make a point to visit. I have even given gift certificates to my family as gifts. Going to spas is one of my favourite activities. I don’t go nearly enough as it can be expensive, but I love the occasional splurge.
If there was a Scandinave in California, I would go! (Dear Scandinave, please open a location near San Diego. Thanks!)
Photos of the spa (they let me shoot photos before the spa opened):
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